I can't believe I'm even writing this, but my baby sister has a new place of her own! She moved into an adorable new apartment, and I couldn't be more excited for her new adventure. I knew as soon as we heard that she was moving out that I would want to put together a "apartment-warming" gift for her to get her started with some pretty, but functional touches in her new home.
I had seen on Instagram (and forgive me, because I can't for the life of me find the original post or its author to credit her here! If it was you, please let me know!) that Home Depot had some great patio items on clearance. The item that caught my eye was a set of three, square, copper-colored trays with rope handles. I'm a big fan of anything copper, and I loved the idea of trays for the base of the gift. I called around and found a store that still had some in stock, and Rich and I took a drive to pick them up (and also a set for us, because let's face it, they're super cute!).
I used a pencil to sketch my designs on the coasters first. Then, I used permanent makers to draw on them, and reinforced my lines several times for bolder designs.
Also, in case you missed it, check out the post about our mini vacation to Freeport, Maine, including all of the dog-friendly places we visited!
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